Old, cheesy monster movies can teach us a lot about the work we do. Don’t disturb the soil, as the story goes, or you’ll unearth a monster. Of course, no one ever listens and, like clockwork, someone goes digging where they shouldn’t and out comes an indominable beast....
When we picture hydroseeding in our mind’s eye, we automatically think about someone out there with a pumper on a sunny spring day, or a balmy fall one. We don’t usually picture someone bundled up in a thick parka, a wool hat and gloves, spraying ground that’s rock-hard and cold as ice, or buried under drifts of white snow....
The hurricane that ripped through Hawaii reminded me that we are now in hurricane season. Although we’re used to seeing hurricanes on the East Coast, this one came out of the West and seemed to start the season off with a bang. It made me think again about how powerful these storms can be, and the tremendous damage they can do to lives and property....

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